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Peter McWhorter’s Passing

(From Helen Hillman who was Peter’s neighbor, sister in the Lord and friend)

Good morning church,  “Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.  We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him”  (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14).
Our new brother in Christ, Peter McWhorter who was baptized into Christ on February 1, 2020, left his earthly tent on Sunday, March 15th.  He is  now resting in the arms of Jesus without pain, blindness and disease.   We rejoice in God’s sovereign love that rescued Peter at just the right time even while we grieve because he will be missed.  I am so grateful for the men who took up the charge to drive to Madison on a regular basis to teach Peter the truth over the past months and for each of you who opened your arms wide every Sunday since his baptism when the church gathered.  The last song we heard him singing and clapping to with much new fervor was Thank You, Lord.   So let the church say, “Thank You, Lord.  There is no one under heaven like You, who gave the Spirit to lead us and the blood of Jesus to save us.  Thank You.”   

Peter after he was baptized into Christ on February 1, 2020.
From L to R: Hoby Sanders, Stephanie Copeland, Helen Hillman, Robert Ball, Peter, Dave Bass, Craig & Heeyoung Rugh and Oscar Copeland


Please pray that I can get home safely without any difficulties. I’m leaving Nairobi early Tuesday am, scheduled to arrive Atlanta 2 pm Wednesday afternoon. Thank you.


Two ways funds are being collected to send the AIDS orphans in India to Swamp Camp:

1. Checks can be made out to Camp Swamp Services 
(note in memo: India orphans to camp) for tax deduction. Mail to Jeff Rorabaugh, 33 N Stratford Drive, Athens, GA 30605.

2. Online donation at www.campswamp.com

The HOPEworldwide budget for these homes is survival only with no ability to send any of the children to camp. This is the highlight of their year and they eagerly anticipate this amazing week.
The cost is much less in India for camp than here. Fees for one week are only $65 per child, plus train fare ($10) to get to camp.
Many of you were so generous to help last year. Let us pray that all 66 orphans get the opportunity to go to camp this year.

Tithe.ly Instructions in PDF format

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